The Criminal Justice Student Writer's Manual, 5th Edition / Edition 5

The Criminal Justice Student Writer's Manual, 5th Edition / Edition 5

by William A. Johnson Jr., Richard P. Rettig, Greg M Scott, Stephen M. Garrison
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0136093574

ISBN-13: 9780136093572

Pub. Date: 07/12/2010

Publisher: Prentice Hall

The Criminal Justice Student Writer's Manual, Fifth Edition is designed to help students learn how to research and write in criminal justice and improve their writing skills. Taking a comprehensive approach, it discusses the writing process, the mechanics of writing, the importance of research and how to cite sources. Now expanded to six parts,

Overview

The Criminal Justice Student Writer's Manual, Fifth Edition is designed to help students learn how to research and write in criminal justice and improve their writing skills. Taking a comprehensive approach, it discusses the writing process, the mechanics of writing, the importance of research and how to cite sources. Now expanded to six parts, this edition includes a new chapter on writing probation and parole reports. Combining both guidelines and samples, it prepares students to write a variety of criminal justice papers, from condensed presentations to complex reports. Some new features include:

  • A new section on paragraph development
  • Updated information on the American Sociological Association’s Style Guide
  • Updated information on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
  • Expanded section on avoiding plagiarism
  • Expanded section on Criminal Justice information on the World Wide Web
  • New! PART V, REPORT WRITING IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

MARKET: Students or professionals needing a resource on writing reaction papers, article critiques, police reports, agency case studies, and policy analysis papers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780136093572
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
07/12/2010
Series:
Pearson Criminal Justice Series
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,094,102
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: A HANDBOOK OF STYLE FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE

1. Writing as Communication

2. Writing Competently

PART TWO: PAPER FORMATS AND CITATIONS

3. Student Paper Formats

4. Citing Sources in ASA Style

5. Citing sources in APA Style

PART THREE: HOW TO CONDUCT RESEARCH IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

6. Organizing the Research Process

7. Information Sources and Distance Learning

PART FOUR: BRIEF WRITING ASSIGNMENTS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

8. Reaction Papers

9. Article Critiques and Book Reviews

10. Annotated Bibliographies

PART FIVE: REPORT WRITING IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

11. Writing a Police Report

12. Writing Probation and Parole Reports

PART SIX: CASE STUDIES AND POLICY ANALYSES

13. Criminal Justice Agency Case Studies

14. Criminal Justice Policy Analysis Papers

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